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3 Way Switch Troubleshooting is Simple - Play Musical Chairs Watch the above video to see how to troubleshoot a 3-way switch that you goofed up. Yes, I know you did. I know you had good intentions, but now you've got the wrong wires on the wrong screws. Using just painters tape, a marker, a […]

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  Connect Wires to Light Fixtures Tim Carter demonstrates how to connect wires to a simple light fixture. Screws For Wires Simple light fixtures that you find in basements and garages usually have different colored screws where you attach the wires. You want to put the HOT black wire on the brass screw and the […]

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Tim Carter explains what an emergency standby generator is, how an automatic standby generator works and why you should hire a professional to install your standby home generator.

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Lightning storms can send power spikes into your home. Tim Carter suggests using a whole house surge protector and point of use surge protectors to protect your home from these power surges. Which are the best surge protectors? That depends upon what you are protecting - televisions, appliances, computers or a laptop surge protector.

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Tim Carter, of  AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the installation of an electrical outlet box and how to easily wire the switch box. Having the proper tools is important when working with electrical outlets.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates easy installation of high quality, in-wall speakers. In wall speakers are a great way to get rid of those large wooden speaker cabinets.

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Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to wire a 3 way switch. A 3-way switch is different from a standard light switch. Wiring a three way switch is different because of an extra screw terminal.

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